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Old School Grand Theft Auto Goodtimes Ahead As PS2 Classics Land on PS4

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chris-littlechild - December 8, 2015

In the run-up to the launch of Xbox One and PS4, we were bombarded by PRtastic. You couldn't move for execs in fancy-ass business suits on stages, spouting buzzwords like ‘revolutionary,' ‘groundbreaking,' ‘unparalleled,' ‘breathtaking' and ‘shit-your-pants-exciting' (okay, that last's one of mine). We're living the next-gen gaming revolution, Ego-friends. We're living it right now.

But here's the thing about that. Sure, PS4 and the One represent quite a leap for console gaming, but let's not go leaping too far and forgetting why some of us are assed about this whole ‘gaming' thing in the first place.

Us crotchety old dudes do love to reminisce. To revisit old favorite games and get that tingly glow of happiness in our dangleberries. So a little backwards compatibility goes a long way. Which it'll have to, because a little's all we're getting. Microsoft are finally bringing Xbox 360 titles to the system, and now here come PS2 Classics in the Sony corner.

The first crop of games hit PSN on PS4 on Saturday, in spangly new 1080p. There are ten on offer: Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Dark Cloud, Rogue Galaxy, The Mark of Kri, Twisted Metal: Black and War of the Monsters. All are priced at $14.99, with the exception of War of the Monsters and Twisted Metal Black ($9.99).

The King of Fighters 2000 and PaRappa the Rapper 2 are also coming soon, GameSpot reports.

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